Rufus Emerson

4 October 1800–4 October 1849 (Age 49)
Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Emerson was born on 4 October 1800, in Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Elihu Emerson JR, was 29 and his mother, Thankful Grant, was 24. He married Laura Amelia Phelps on 9 December 1826, in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 October 1849, in Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 49.

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Rufus Emerson
Laura Amelia Phelps
Marriage: 9 December 1826
Laura Phelps Emerson

Spouse and Children

9 December 1826
Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States


    Laura Phelps Emerson


Parents and Siblings

    Elihu Emerson JR


    Thankful Grant




    Harriet Emerson




    Charlotte Emerson


    Rufus Emerson


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World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Emery .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus Emerson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Rufus Emerson in entry for Laura Phelps Emerson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Rufus Emerson in entry for Laura Phelps Emerson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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